FAA Advisory Circular
Most pilots, if not all, like electronic gadgets. Ranging from moving map GPS equipped navigations systems or netbooks to mobile phones integrated into the intercom system of the aircraft. All with the intention to get the cockpit free of paper items like maps, approach charts, weather reports and notams.
Having everything electronic means updating these databases regularly, like the paper stuff. But make sure that the cockpit doesn't become a mess with wires, mini gps receivers and other devices needed to run these systems.
Electronic Flight Bag Devices, FAA AC120-76a
Excerpt from the document:
PURPOSE. This joint Flight Standards Service (AFS) and Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) advisory circular (AC) provides an acceptable method of compliance for the certification, airworthiness, and the operational approval of both portable and installed Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) aircraft computing devices.
This AC does not constitute a regulation but sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, for operators conducting flight operations under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91, 121, 125, 129, or 135, to obtain both certification and approval for the operational use of EFBs.
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